Pnhom Penh December 11 2007
The gap between the incomes of the masses and the happy few at the
top is increasing.
Democracy has no answer to the human demand that all people should
have equal status.
The greed of the elite is immense.
In young democracies corruption seems to be the most important
method to fill the pockets of the already rich and privileged.
According to the Corruption Perception Index the least
corruption is found in old Western democracies where democracy has
become a legal instrument to channel vast amounts of money to the
happy few at the top.
The boss of Citigroup Inc. was awarded with hundred million dollar
after he resigned because he was responsible for huge losses caused
by the sub-prime crisis.
The CEO of ABNAMRO Bank got thirty million euro after he bungled in
the selling of the bank.
A former Dutch prime minister tripled his salary when he became
director of a semi-governmental health organisation.
This legal corruption is not included in Corruption Indices.
The greedy grabbers are supported by politicians who are also
looking for the Big Money.
Clinton and Blair were well paid as political leaders. Now they have
entered the world of the rich. The knowledge, experience and
notoriety acquired in a public function is being used for their own
benefit. Clinton got two hundred thousand euro for a single lecture,
Blair gets millions for writing books about what he did when he was
prime-minister. But for that work they were already very well paid
in their political jobs.
Just as in the Third World many Western politicians are waiting
for the chance to get more money. In contrast to the Third World
they make laws that legalise the fulfillment of their greed.
Democracy cannot stop these greedy people.
I never vote, I am against democracy that brings politicians in a
powerful position in which they legally enrich themselves and other
elitist sectors of society.
The system of elections, the voting in power of greedy people, does
not stop the increasing gap between the haves and the have-nots.
It is said that corruption in the Third World is caused by
unaccountability, by the fact that the system does not have enough
possibilities to control leaders.
In the West is proven that leaders can openly and legally use the
democratic system for their own benefit. Any system based on
elections only restricts the possibilities of masspeople to control
(the greed of) leaders.
Democracy is in the first place introduced to control masspeople who
are only allowed to transfer once in a while their voting power to
elected people who then decide OVER and not WITH masspeople.
All political action of masspeople can now only take place on the
time, the place and the way leaders decide. The people remain
How can masspeople stop the increasing flow of money to the small
group of people at the top?
New direct methods of control have to be introduced that force
leaders to behave decently, methods that cannot be controlled by the
very people against whom actions are undertaken.
My proposition is simple.
Humanity lives on two worlds, the eliteworld for the happy few and
the often harsh massworld for the vast majority.
Now all actions take place in the massworld.
I propose to invade the eliteworld so elitepeople cannot anymore
continue to live their egoistic and privileged way of living.
In this process masspeople will acquire a new self-esteem and a New
World will come nearer.
Any time spent on elections, even the simple entering of ballot
boxes, is wasted time.
Democracy is a hoax, it does not lead to a world in where all people
have equal status.
Yours truly, Joost van Steenis